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Phillies forge ahead
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Phillies 6, Rockies 5
Ryan Howard lofts a sacrifice fly to plate the go-ahead run in the ninth. (Trevor Brown Jr./MLB.com)
The Phillies put themselves a win away from a return trip to the NL Championship Series after pulling ahead for good on Ryan Howard's sacrifice fly in the ninth. Chase Utley homered, Howard and Carlos Ruiz each drove in two runs, and Brad Lidge survived a two-walk ninth to get the save.
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Series at a glance:
  • Sat. 10/10: PPD
  • Sun. 10/11: PHI 6, COL 5
  • Mon. 10/12: PHI 5, COL 4
PHI
Philadelphia
COL
Colorado
October 11, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Philadelphia
1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1   6 8 0
Colorado
2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0   5 10 0
Recap: PHI | COL  |  Gameday  |  Phillies stats  |  Rockies stats
Philadelphia AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rollins, SS 5 1 1 0 0 2 2 .214
Victorino, CF 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .333
Utley, 2B 4 2 3 1 1 0 0 .417
Howard, 1B 4 0 1 2 0 1 1 .417
Werth, RF 3 1 0 0 2 2 0 .300
Ibanez, LF 2 1 0 1 3 0 2 .400
  Lidge, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Feliz, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 .300
Ruiz, C 4 0 2 2 0 1 2 .333
Happ, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  a-Dobbs, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
  Blanton, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
  Eyre, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Madson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Stairs, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
  Durbin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Francisco, B, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 6 8 6 8 11 16  

a-Grounded into a forceout for Happ in the 4th. b-Struck out for Madson in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Feliz (1, Betancourt, R).
HR: Utley (1, 1st inning off Hammel, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Howard; Feliz 2; Rollins; Ruiz 2; Utley 6.
RBI: Utley (1), Howard 2 (4), Ibanez (5), Ruiz 2 (3).
2-out RBI: Utley; Ruiz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dobbs; Rollins; Stairs 2; Ibanez.
SAC: Victorino.
SF: Howard.
GIDP: Feliz.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Rollins-Utley-Howard).

 
Colorado AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gonzalez, C, LF 4 3 3 1 1 0 1 .615
Fowler, CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .200
  b-Giambi, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Helton, 1B 3 2 1 1 2 1 3 .167
  1-Young, E, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Tulowitzki, SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .273
Torrealba, C 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .300
Atkins, G, 3B 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 .300
Spilborghs, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .250
  Street, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Barmes, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Hammel, P 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
  Belisle, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Beimel, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Contreras, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Smith, S, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500
  Morales, F, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Betancourt, R, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hawpe, RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 5 10 5 4 6 19  

a-Popped out for Contreras in the 6th. b-Popped out for Fowler in the 9th.
1-Ran for Helton in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Atkins, G (2, Happ), Gonzalez, C (2, Eyre, S).
HR: Gonzalez, C (1, 4th inning off Blanton, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Tulowitzki; Atkins, G 3; Spilborghs; Gonzalez, C 7; Fowler 2; Helton.
RBI: Helton (2), Atkins, G 2 (2), Gonzalez, C (1), Tulowitzki (2).
2-out RBI: Atkins, G 2; Gonzalez, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Spilborghs 2; Tulowitzki.
SF: Tulowitzki.
GIDP: Tulowitzki.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gonzalez, C (2, 2nd base off Lidge/Ruiz).

FIELDING
DP: (Hammel-Torrealba-Helton).

 
Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Happ 3.0 5 3 3 2 4 0 9.00
Blanton 2.2 3 1 1 0 0 1 4.91
Eyre, S (H, 1) 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 6.75
Madson (BS, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Durbin (W, 1-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Lidge (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.00
 
Colorado IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hammel 3.2 4 4 4 3 5 1 9.82
Belisle 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Beimel 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Contreras 1.0 1 1 1 2 2 0 4.50
Morales, F 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Betancourt, R 1.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 5.40
Street (L, 0-1) 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 4.50

Eyre, S pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Happ 76-42, Blanton 34-23, Eyre, S 8-6, Madson 16-11, Durbin 10-7, Lidge 20-9, Hammel 75-45, Belisle 19-10, Beimel 1-1, Contreras 29-12, Morales, F 6-5, Betancourt, R 24-14, Street 19-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Happ 2-1, Blanton 3-2, Eyre, S 0-0, Madson 0-1, Durbin 3-0, Lidge 1-1, Hammel 2-2, Belisle 1-1, Beimel 0-0, Contreras 1-0, Morales, F 1-2, Betancourt, R 0-0, Street 2-1.
Batters faced: Happ 16, Blanton 10, Eyre, S 3, Madson 3, Durbin 3, Lidge 5, Hammel 17, Belisle 4, Beimel 1, Contreras 6, Morales, F 3, Betancourt, R 5, Street 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Eyre, S 1-0, Madson 2-1, Belisle 2-0, Beimel 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Ron Kulpa. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Tim Timmons. LF: Gerry Davis. RF: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 35 degrees, clear.
Wind: 3 mph, In from RF.
T: 4:06.
Att: 50,109.
Venue: Coors Field.
October 11, 2009
October 11, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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